[DWJ] Dream

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Mon Feb 20 15:54:05 EST 2012


Boy, you have VERY cool dreams (assuming this is a representative sample).


Esther




>________________________________
> From: Thomas Thurman <thomas at thurman.org.uk>
>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net> 
>Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 9:13 AM
>Subject: [DWJ] Dream
> 
>I thought you lot might like to hear about a dream I had recently.
>
>I dreamed I was contacted by a headhunter for a programming job. This
>isn't unlikely, since I've often worked as a contract programmer. What
>was unusual this time is that the firm that wanted to hire me was in
>another of the Related Worlds. I don't remember which, but it was part
>of Series Twelve.
>
>So I went there for an interview, and their HR department paid for the
>magic needed to get me there. When they offered me the job I accepted;
>the work was interesting, as were my coworkers. The conventions of
>programming weren't very different in that world, and the most
>complicated thing I had to adjust to was that they still used the old
>money.
>
>A great deal of the dream then involved doing some rather boring
>debugging work. I tell you, my dreams have no clue about pacing.
>
>After I'd been working there a few months, the company went the way of
>many tech startups and unexpectedly went bankrupt. This was a major
>problem for me, because there was no HR department left to send me
>back and I hadn't saved enough to get back to 12B on my own dime. I
>remember wandering around the town (I didn't recognise it from this
>world) trying to work out what to do. Eventually I found myself
>standing by the parapet of a bridge and reasoning this way: I could
>jump off the bridge and die. If this causes me to return to my
>original life in my home world (a la Tacroy, I suppose), then I'm none
>the worse. If I die permanently, at least I'm not stuck here any more.
>
>So I jumped, and hit the water, and woke up.
>
>Thomas
>
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